Evening Meals On Wheels
Become a Volunteer
Ever wonder about volunteering for Evening Meals on Wheels? Our clients dearly appreciate the service, and our volunteers appreciate the special rewards. Volunteers who deliver Evening Meals on Wheels have the satisfaction that comes from giving, from making new friends and from knowing you are making a difference in another person's life. Still not convinced this program merits your time? Read what one blogger has to say about her family's experience with Independent Living's Evening Meals on Wheels. Thank you, Wolowik Family, for sharing your thoughts about what volunteering means to you!
Evening Meals on Wheels
Whether you want a hot, healthy meal on a temporary basis or would like meals for an indefinite period of time, you can enjoy daily evening meals made fresh by chefs and delivered to your door. Reviewed by a Registered Dietitian, the menus feature a wonderful range of delicious entrees. Special diets are accommodated, including vegetarian, diabetic and gluten-free.
We have been involved with serving senior meals since 1973, and formally established the Evening Meals on Wheels program in 1991. It is the only Evening Meals on Wheels program in Dane County. In April 2010, our Evening Meals on Wheels Program earned Magnet Accreditation at the exemplary level from the Meals on Wheels Association of America. We are the first and only program in Wisconsin to receive the distinction, and one of six, out of 994 MOWAA-member organizations, to be awarded this rare recognition.
Senior hunger is real, and we're doing our part to make sure no senior goes hungry. We are actively raising funds to support this program and seniors in need. We are a local, nonprofit organization that doesn't receive any federal funding for our evening Meals on Wheels program. Instead, we rely on local support.
We also appreciate support from more than 250 volunteers who have opened their hearts and their cars to deliver evening meals. These volunteers help ensure that no senior goes hungry. They also check on the person's well being, and their presence brightensthat person's day. As one volunteer said, "I believe in what Independent Living does because I know first hand from my volunteer experience. It made me happy to put smiles on clients' faces and chat for a minute." Our thanks go out to all volunteers, and to all donors who contribute financially to our program. Thank you for making a difference.
*Meals include: entree, salad or vegetable, fruit and dessert. Our nutritious evening meals are reasonably priced and available for delivery to anyone interested in purchasing a dinner or dinners through our program. Some subsidies may support qualified clients.